October 1st 2021
Everything Amanda Holden uses to look incredible at 50
June 17th 2021 / 0 comment
With flawless skin and not a wrinkle in sight, how does the presenter always look so fab? From treatments to serums, here are her beauty secrets
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Amanda Holden, 50, is known for her role as a judge on Britain's Got Talent and a presenter on Heart Radio, but has become just as well-known for her incredible, seemingly age-defying skin.
In November of last year she shared on her Instagram that she'd had skin tightening radiofrequency microneedling treatment Morpheus8, also loved by Judy Murray, 61. "The results have been absolutely amazing," Amanda wrote on Instagram. "I’ve noticed a real plumpness to my skin and it’s much tighter. It’s been the best hour investment for looking at least five years younger."
Amanda also shared that she often has collagen wave facials at Derma Spa with Nilam Holmes, to smooth out her skin.
Aside from having the best aestheticians on speed-dial, Amanda has an ample skincare and makeup stash that keeps her looking fresh. Here's the hydrating mist, the serum she uses on her hyperpigmentation and the one makeup product she never goes out without.
The glowy bronzer: Benefit Hoola Bronzing Powder, £22
"I love the gorgeous natural glow this bronzer gives and it's a staple in my beauty bag all year round for that healthy, sun-kissed complexion," Amanda told QVC, where she sells her homeware collection Bundleberry.
The skincare supplement: Revive Collagen Enhanced Plus, £39.99 for 14 sachets
As well as her collagen facials, Amanda supports her collagen production with these tropical flavoured marine collagen liquid sachets which are designed for women age 40 plus.
“Collagen products have been a go-to beauty essential for many years," Amanda said. "When I discovered Revive Collagen I was blown away by the quality of their product and their sustainability credentials. I take the Revive Collagen sachets on the go daily. I’ll normally pop one into my coffee while getting ready for my early mornings on Heart Breakfast. The product is natural and great tasting and the fact that it also contains vitamins B6, B12, C and D means I don’t need to worry about taking any additional supplements.”
The radiance-bringing highlighter: BareMinerals Barepro Glow Highlighter, £23
"What I like about this highlighter is that it comes in a liquid drop formula which makes it easy to apply to the skin," Amanda told QVC. "It really illuminates the face and gives a radiant, smooth appearance."
The brow-fixer: Eyebrow Queen Brow Serum, £30
"I use the Brow Serum on Amanda all year round," says Nilam Holmes, who tends to Amanda's brows. "We don't just use this on her brows but on her lashes too. It promotes healthier hair growth and conditions hairs after chemical treatments. Amanda’s brows are now much fuller and thicker due to this brow serum."
The lightweight foundation: Tarte Cosmetics Rainforest of the Sea Water Foundation, £37
"This is a lovely lightweight liquid foundation for the summer that still gives full coverage while maintaining hydration – perfect for the warmer weather when skin can feel dryer," Amanda told QVC.
The hydrating mist: Elemis Pro-Collagen Rose Hydro-Mist, £43
"With my early morning starts for radio, my makeup can sometimes dry out by the end of the day so I like to keep this hydrating mist handy in my bag to refresh my makeup and give my skin a little boost," she told QVC.
The moisturising gloss: BareMinerals Gen Nude Buttercream Lipgloss, £20
"A nude lipgloss is a must-have for that every day look," Amanda told QVC. "I like to wear this moisturising gold for a natural, balmy coverage."
The essential makeup buy: Too Faced Natural Palette, £35
Last spring Amanda revealed her trick to looking young is using blusher, telling her listeners: "Ladies, if you want to keep those youthful looks, blusher is the answer to all your worries!
"Whenever I don't want to wear makeup, or whenever I can't be bothered, I just whack on way too much blusher. Then I instantly look alive and well. I swear by it and I could never have a makeup bag without blusher.
"We're all so used to not wearing makeup now, and it's going to be very hard to go back to the effort of a full face of makeup. Get yourself some blush and throw on a slick of mascara and you're sorted. No need for all the other slap!"
In an Instagram video, Amanda used the Too Faced Natural Palette, which is a combo of six shades including blushers and bronzers. "As you can see there are a lot of beautiful colours in there, and they smell so nice, they smell of ice cream,’ she said of the £35 palette.
The lightweight SPF: It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream with SPF 50+, £32.50
"I love a foundation with SPF 50 because I do love sunbathing," Amanda said on Instagram. This cult buy from It Cosmetics gives a full coverage, hydrating finish.
The luxe gloss: YSL Beauty Rouge Pur Couture Vernis À Lèvres Water Glossy Lip Stain, £30
The Sun reported Amanda loves a YSL lip gloss and we're with her – this one gives a vivid flush of wet look colour without feeling sticky. “The packaging is just so pretty," she said.
The pigmentation hero: Skinceuticals Phloretin CF, £109.99
“I use a product called Phloretin CF from SkinCeuticals to rejuvenate the skin on my face. I also use it on my chest," Amanda told The Sun. It's designed to reduce hyperpigmentation – ideal as Amanda is a self-confessed sunbathing addict.
The gleaming-drops: Iconic London Illuminator, £30
Back in 2018, Amanda's long-term makeup artist Karin Darnell said on Instagram that these cult highlighter drops are what she used to keep Amanda gleaming on the BGT set. They give a high beam glow you can see instantly; just what you need when you're on screen.
The anti-ageing duo: Caudalie Premier Cru Le Serum, £90, and Premier Cru Eye Cream, £49
Karin also said she used this serum and eye cream on Amanda. The Premier Cru range is designed to obscure signs of visible ageing, brightening and refreshing the complexion, so we can see why they're both fans.